back from the RE

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 3:40pm

I feel like I walked out not knowing much more than when I walked in. Blah. So he walks in, opens my chart, hands the pic from my HSG to his Resident (she says "wow") and he says, "Ummm..." I think we weren't off to a great start.

We talked about the surgery and he answered my questions. What I really wanted to know was when I will have surgery and he couldn't tell me. Basically I have to wait to hear from scheduling. They should be calling within a week to tell me when.

I did find out that I can expect to take 3-4 days off work, be on estrogen for 2 months after surgery, resume my prenatals right after surgery, and wait 3 months after surgery to TTC. DH is going to flip! I thought it was going to be 2 months. Well, the RE says if it is a septum it's a big one and I need to give myself time to heal. I understand but I'm frustrated too! That will put us back to TTC after my EDD. :-( What will irritate DH is that if I become pg right away the EDD would be after he starts the next school year.

It sounds like I will have a pre-op appointment as well. Funny, I thought that's kind of what today was. Ok, yeah the RE was going to review the sonohystogram results. He was very rushed today, so that part went like this:

"What did the RE performing the test say?"

"She thought it looked like a septum"

"Yeah, and it's big so this needs treated"

Normally, he's great. I think he was just behind schedule making him rushed trying to get to his afternoon surgeries. I pretty much know what's going on and apparently will have another opportunity to meet.

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Me(30), DH(30)...Our TTC journey:

~1993: Dx of bicornuate uterus (BU) on u/s

September 2003: begin wedded bliss! (on BCP)

Fall 2007: HSG results consistent with BU

Fall 2008: here we go, bye-bye BCP

November 2008: DH in hospital, ?CP/horrid AF

Winter 2008: back on BCP

Spring/Summer 2009: last chemo, radiation for DH

January 2010: bye-bye BCP, waiting

March 2010: green light to TTC

April 2010: BFP (4/1), beta ~900 (4/2)

May 2010: m/c (5/30) @12w5d

June 2010: regrouping, septum (SU) vs. BU

July 2010: looks like surgery this fall


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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 3:53pm
I'm sorry Lydia! I know how hard it is to have to wait to TTC. The fact that everything is out of your control. It's crappy. We had the m/c in December last year and last month is the first month we were "approved" by my doctor to try. I hope the wait flies by for you!





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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 4:15pm

Lydia - I am sorry that it seemed like a waste of time!

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 8:51pm
I am sorry that you have to go through this. It does seem like a never ending battle sometimes. It really sucks having to wait 3 months and I am in the 3 month window now. I hope they can get your surgery scheduled ASAP so you can start moving on.

Christy
TTC 1st child since 2006
June 16, 2010: IUI w/ Femara BFP (Ectopic - Methotrexate shot) RE sidelined me until November cycle for next IUI :(

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Wed, 08-18-2010 - 9:39pm

Becky,

Well, I've decided to look on the bright side of things. The surgery will most likely decrease my odds of m/c from 70 to 30%, not shabby. During that 3 month wait maybe my 'regular' endocrinologist can get my thyroid figured out. We thought that my pg had induced hyperthyroidism. My numbers are starting to be closer to normal, but they still aren't there, three months after the m/c. I have an appointment with that doctor next week. Also, DH isn't nearly upset as I thought he would be, bonus! If I need to have surgery and wait 3 months in order to have a healthy pg and baby, well, it will be worth it and I'll have to learn to have patience. (Yeah, GL with that one!!) I hope time flies by, too! Thanks for the support. Waiting is annoying!

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Thanks to cheryl2005 for the siggy!



Me(30), DH(30)...Our TTC journey:

~1993: Dx of bicornuate uterus (BU) on u/s

September 2003: begin wedded bliss! (on BCP)

Fall 2007: HSG results consistent with BU

Fall 2008: here we go, bye-bye BCP

November 2008: DH in hospital, ?CP/horrid AF

Winter 2008: back on BCP

Spring/Summer 2009: last chemo, radiation for DH

January 2010: bye-bye BCP, waiting

March 2010: green light to TTC

April 2010: BFP (4/1), beta ~900 (4/2)

May 2010: m/c (5/30) @12w5d

June 2010: regrouping, septum (SU) vs. BU

July 2010: looks like surgery this fall


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Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 9:48pm

Aryn,

Yes, I hope I hear from scheduling soon, too!!! Yes, I could tell he was rushed. It was just too bad. Normally he makes you feel like you are the only patient he has that day. The nurse said everyone was trying to see him this week because he had been on a two week vacation. That's a lot of catching up to do. Thankfully, I had a list of pre-op questions from the Yahoo group and we were able to get through them fairly quickly. DH said he will try to come with me to the pre-op appointment. I know that will make me feel better. Yes, 3 months is a wait, but I know it will be worth it. I'm a little nervous to have surgery. DH said, "You are brave. You can do this. You will remember why you are doing it and get through it. You are doing it for our baby." I love that man, almost made me cry. Hope all is well with you. I think I read in a post from you today that you had good test results. Woo hoo!!

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Thanks to cheryl2005 for the siggy!



Me(30), DH(30)...Our TTC journey:

~1993: Dx of bicornuate uterus (BU) on u/s

September 2003: begin wedded bliss! (on BCP)

Fall 2007: HSG results consistent with BU

Fall 2008: here we go, bye-bye BCP

November 2008: DH in hospital, ?CP/horrid AF

Winter 2008: back on BCP

Spring/Summer 2009: last chemo, radiation for DH

January 2010: bye-bye BCP, waiting

March 2010: green light to TTC

April 2010: BFP (4/1), beta ~900 (4/2)

May 2010: m/c (5/30) @12w5d

June 2010: regrouping, septum (SU) vs. BU

July 2010: looks like surgery this fall


Daisypath Anniversary tickers



Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 9:54pm

Christy,

I hope these months fly by for us before we know it. Wouldn't that be nice if we could hit the fast forward button, just a few times in life? We'll get there though. Every day gets us closer. I hope you are able to get a Thanksgiving BFP and I get a Christmas BFP. How about that for a plan? Sounds good to me! :-)

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Thanks to cheryl2005 for the siggy!



Me(30), DH(30)...Our TTC journey:

~1993: Dx of bicornuate uterus (BU) on u/s

September 2003: begin wedded bliss! (on BCP)

Fall 2007: HSG results consistent with BU

Fall 2008: here we go, bye-bye BCP

November 2008: DH in hospital, ?CP/horrid AF

Winter 2008: back on BCP

Spring/Summer 2009: last chemo, radiation for DH

January 2010: bye-bye BCP, waiting

March 2010: green light to TTC

April 2010: BFP (4/1), beta ~900 (4/2)

May 2010: m/c (5/30) @12w5d

June 2010: regrouping, septum (SU) vs. BU

July 2010: looks like surgery this fall


Daisypath Anniversary tickers



Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Wed, 08-18-2010 - 10:53pm
I love that plan. A Thanksgiving BFP for me and a Christmas BFP for you. :)

Christy
TTC 1st child since 2006
June 16, 2010: IUI w/ Femara BFP (Ectopic - Methotrexate shot) RE sidelined me until November cycle for next IUI :(

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Registered: 05-11-2010
Thu, 08-19-2010 - 11:53am

Lydia - Sorry to hear that you weren't able to find out right away when the surgery would be. I'm bummed for you that you have to put off TTC for so long. You're right, though, this is necessary, and it's exciting that a surgery like this can be done and so greatly lower your chances of future miscarriages.

Let us know when you hear back about a date . . . hopefully, scheduling won't keep you waiting on an answer too long.